In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the City of Glen Cove is entering into a contract with Clinical Clean, a cleaning service, based in Bohemia, for emergency medical services and fire departments that works to prevent infection spread. The Clinical Clean staff will be cleaning Glen Cove EMS ambulances every day.
“This is something that instead of having the EMS people trying to clean it, these are professionally done with a solution that actually kills viruses within a minute of its application,” Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke said.
A Clinical Clean brochure stated that human coronaviruses can remain active on surfaces such as metal, glass or plastic for up to nine days after exposure. The services offered by Clinical Clean include a cleaning application that is Environmental Protection Agency approved. It will be performed by certified sanitizing professionals. The solution is safe for all surfaces and kills the coronaviruses, flu and cold germs in two minutes. The application can be used to treat hard-to-reach surfaces.
“This is to make sure and to ensure that not only the people who are being picked up and transported in the ambulance, but our EMS workers as well are safe,” Tenke said.
The service will initially cost $325, with a monthly payment of $289 for 24 months. EMS has also received $29,434 in Covid-19 relief fund proceeds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the CARES Act Provider Relief Act.